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    > > 	else
    > > error
    >
    > Ugh. You do this?

    Lots of apps do it - hdparm, mt-st, lilo

    > The fix, I think, is to make the ioctl commands much more regular. That is
    > probably true in general, and fixing that would hopefully fix the need for
    > horrible code like the above.

    Definitely. Some of it would remain but it becomes

    if(ioctl(foo)==-EOPNOTSUPP)
    bang_it_nby_hand()

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